If healthy snack food is a competition, PeaTos wins the prize


PeaTos is the plant-based snack brand that’s actually good for you. The best part? It still tastes like snack food.

Let’s be honest: If we could all eat the crunchy, salty, flavor-packed snacks we love without consequence, corn chips and all their cousins would get all of the love and none of the hate.

This is why so many brands are trying to create their own “healthy” versions of everyone’s favorite junk foods. Unfortunately, many of them just miss the mark.

Some food brands provide snacks that are made with healthy ingredients but don’t taste quite right (or they’re terrible, depending on your preferences). And others market snack foods that claim to be healthy but aren’t as good for you as the packaging leads you to believe.

With PeaTos, things are different.

This snack food brand makes their “junk food” out of peas instead of corn, for those who want to cut back on their grain-based snack consumption. Peas are classified as legumes, which are plant-based proteins — and yes, those are good.

The company recently rebranded their PeaTos snacks, solidifying their mission — they’re a “good for you” snack — and hyping up their delicious pea-based products.

With this rebrand comes a new product, Peatos Crunchy Rings, a new snack shape with the same corn-like taste. We love snacks in ring form!

New PeaTos Crunchy Rings, photo provided by PeaTos

All Peatos snacks come in a variety of flavors, not just cheese, so whatever your favorite snack flavor, there’s something from Peatos you will love.

Are PeaTos snacks really healthier than those of their biggest competitors — such as that cheese-loving cheetah?

By the numbers, Peatos have less fat, more protein, and more fiber than other snacks of its kind — which makes sense because they’re made with peas, a legume that is more nutritious than corn.

It’s still a snack, so you can only get away with eating so much in one sitting (or can you?). But hey, at least it’s packed with protein, right?

Right now, PeaTos products are only available at Kroger and select regional grocery store chains across the country. But soon you will be able to find their products at locations across the country such as Whole Foods.

If you’re curious about the taste of these unique pea-based snacks, you can also order some to try from Amazon.

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